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Invasive Bagrada bug may cause ‘stink’ in South Central Texas

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLifeThe Bagrada bug, Bagrada hilaris, an invasive stink bug that has been slowly spreading through the …

Gardening

Update on Zika

In Southwest Farm PressOur world is a place full of risk and danger. Every day we hear about numerous threats life and health.Yet each morning most …

Viruses

New York State agencies protect pollinators, grow habitats along highways

Sixteen acres of wildflowers now grow along the New York State Thruway and mowing has been reduced on 225 more acres.<p>Mowing also has been delayed by …

Can 'assisted colonization' help save species in a warming world?

As rising temperatures threaten the survival of many plants and animals, one option could be to move them to more suitable climes. It's a divisive …

Biological Species

CDC Reveals Sharper Numbers Of Zika Birth Defects From U.S. Territories

Zika is a scary virus because of the terrible birth defects it can cause. Now scientists have a clearer sense of the size of that risk.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified 2,549 pregnant women with the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories between Jan. 1, …

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Tick Trickery and Lyme Disease: the Great Imitator? Sometimes. | New York State IPM Program

Remember the days when we could play with our tykes in tall grass near a wooded hedgerow? When we could wander at will through open meadows, picking …

Disease

New insect threatens South Texas vegetable crops

<b>AgriLife Extension experts: Bagrada bug could spread throughout the U.S.</b><p>WESLACO — Yet again, another insect pest has moved into South Texas with the …

Survey about Vector-borne Diseases in the Northeast

The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases is requesting input from anyone involved in vector surveillance or control.<p><b>Your</b> …

Friend or foe? Be on the lookout for invasive insects

Insects, both beneficial and disruptive, have always been front-of-mind for the people growing our food. Of particular interest in today’s world are …

West Virginia proposes pest treatment to 3,500 acres of forested land

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is working with the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service (USDA-FS) to control …

Rodenticides How do they fit into your IPM program?

<i>This post originally appeared in the Stop School Pests: IPM in Schools newsletter posted on January 26th by Janet Hurley at Texas A&M University</i>By …

Texas A&M

Sustaining NY Apple Production in an Age of Climate Change

Stink bug pest discoveries by hotel cleaners praised by fearful NZ farmers

New Zealand fruit growers are hailing a group of hotel cleaners as heroes for discovering stink bugs in guests' rooms.<p>The brown marmorated stink bug …

New Zealand

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Trapped in Clarksburg

Sensory studies of wines made from fruit with BMSB indicate that to be below the consumer threshold for perceiving aroma taint, there should be less …

Wine

Stink bug killers: Scientists to release Samurai wasps

Discovery of wasps in Ulster County is likely to speed process across New York<p>HIGHLAND - Scientists are getting ready to escalate an unseen war.<p>The …

USDA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

A Career in IPM and Invasive Species

Donna Ellis, a senior extension educator at the UConn Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, and co-chair of the Connecticut …

Free Webinar! The ABC's of Pest Control: Allergens, Baits, and Cockroaches

Register Here.Cockroach infestations can get out of hand quickly in multifamily housing. Best practices and treatments can turn things around to help …

North Carolina State University

Eco-Label Programs Promote IPM, but Aren't Perfect

<b>By Steve Elliott</b><p><b>Western IPM Center</b><p>Eco Apple. Lodi Rules. SIP Certified. Whole Foods Responsibly Grown. Salmon Safe. Sysco Sustainable. And that’s …

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Improving Health, Environment and Sustainability "" | March 19-22, 2018 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Program<p>The call for session proposals is now open until Monday, April 24, 2017.<p>The program committee entertains proposals for symposium sessions. …

Bed-bug-infested furniture: Deface, defile or deconstruct?*

<i>*this article was first published in Pest Management Professional Magazine and was written by Dr. Mark Sheperdigian. It is published here with</i> …

Furniture

EPA Releases Four Neonicotinoid Risk Assessments for Public Comment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published preliminary pollinator-only risk assessments for the neonicotinoid insecticides clothianidin, …

Bees

Purdue conference focuses on mosquito concerns

In PCT MagazineWith Zika virus grabbing headlines throughout 2016, many pest management professionals found themselves on the frontline as public …

Viruses

Strange Weather: Fiction and Climate Change - Los Angeles Review of Books

JANUARY 1, 2017<p>ONE HAPPY SUMMER, I devoured a series of Amitav Ghosh’s books back to back. That was the summer when my son was born, and I was caught …

Books

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

Space Science

To Fight Malaria, Scientists Try Genetic Engineering To Wipe Out Mosquitoes

It's a cold, damp fall day in London. But in a windowless basement laboratory, it feels like the tropics. It's hot and humid. That's to keep the mosquitoes happy.<p>"In this cage, we have the adult mosquitoes," says Andrew Hammond, a genetic engineer at Imperial College London, as he picks up a …

Genetics

The hygge conspiracy

This year’s most overhyped trend is a wholesome Danish concept of cosiness, used to sell everything from fluffy socks to vegan shepherd’s pie. But the version we’re buying is a British invention – and the real thing is less cuddly than it seems<p>Inescapably and suddenly, Britain has been invaded by</i> …

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